Posts Tagged ‘campaign contributions’
October 5th, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Voter Anger Up, Campaign Contributions Down

In a revealing analysis the researchers at Rasmussen Reports found that although voter anger at the political class is at record highs, campaign contributions from individuals are drying up.  Why would people fed up with the political system not be pouring money into contested races?  Probably because the memory of Republican free-spending is still so fresh in the public’s mind.

The Rasmussen telephone survey found that while most of the respondents thought campaign contributions are important to winning, they think a candidate’s political positions is the ultimate deciding factor.

So there you have it.  For candidates running this year it sounds like voters are expecting ideological purity to trump fundraising prowess.  Hopefully, they’re right.

May 13th, 2010 at 8:53 am
Charlie Crist’s Dishonorable Act of the Day
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According to, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who started running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican, then switched to Independent when it became clear he would be trounced by Marco Rubio in the primary, has now made “official” that he will not return campaign contributions made to him by Republicans when he was running as a Republican.  A number of significant donors have asked for their money back.

With Crist, it’s always risky to pronounce his dishonorable act of the day so early, but it’s really tough to see how he can top this one by Margarita Time.